Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars

I made these at the request of Caleb to take to his class for his Birthday. I got the recipe from my sister probably close to 10 years ago and they are requested quite often at my house!

Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 bag milk chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars together. Mix in the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Then add and mix baking soda, flour and oatmeal. Spread onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The dough will still seem a little wiggly when you pull it out and that's how it should be!:) Sprinkle the chocolate chips on immediately and return to the oven for about 1 minute. Spread the melted chocolate on bars.

Now for the frosting (we have left this off before and it just isn't as good without it!) I usually don't wait until the bars are cooled to do this part so the chocolate and PB frosting gets swirled together which I don't mind at all, but in this picture the chocolate was pretty much set up and so I didn't get that same effect, but either way it's good!

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2-4 Tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients together until it makes a spreadable frosting (I usually end up using about 3 Tbsp of milk in mine), and then spread on top of the chocolate. Cut into bars and serve...or if you're taking them to a classroom full of 3rd graders for a birthday wrap them in plastic baggies and add a Happy Birthday tag!:)
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